Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery

But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident.

Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", the president said.

Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Scalise was being treated. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday.

At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. I visited Steve and his family at the hospital last night, and I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them, and that we are here for them every single step of the way.

It came the morning after Scalise was honored at the charity baseball game where he was supposed to play second base for the House Republican team. Scalise's colleagues will take the field wearing Louisiana State University baseball caps as a tribute to his alma mater. "That's the source of unity and more than ever we must embrace it".

Despite his optimism, Sava said Scalise's condition remained critical: "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries".

Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery.




The gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson died a short time later from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. Both officers have been released from the hospital, and Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said Griner is now in "good condition".

Over social media he had lashed out at Mr Trump and the GOP.

The gunman, from Belleville, Illinois, was a home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park.

The U.S. Capitol Police said Hodgkinson used a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle in the shooting, and traces run by investigators showed he evidently acquired the weapons legally.

The president also asked for prayers for lobbyist Matt Mika, also critically wounded during Wednesday's attack on Republican members of Congress who were attacked while practicing for an annual charity baseball game. Capitol police officers were also seriously injured along with a current and former congressional aide.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.

Some have suggested using federal funds to provide security cameras in their offices, while others spoke of a need for protection when groups of them appear in public.

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